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09 November 2012 @ 06:34 am
The End Of An Era...and The Friday Pix  
It was 2003, forever ago by Internet Standards (such as they are). unrepentant ran his weekly "Friday Pictures" and they were a fun mix of interesting shots and funny captions that made it a great way to start the weekend. I, along with many others from across the 'Net, were fans that showed up religiously, week after week. It had been a little while, though, and the toll of life was weighing heavily on him, and he needed to get stuff done. The Friday pictures were ending.

As I said on January 14, 2004, "someone's got to put their foot down and provide that Friday entertainment. I am that foot."

For almost nine years, I've made a post damn near every Friday full of the weird and the wonderful, the beautiful and the bizarre, the funny and the fabulous, each with a caption meant to make the reader laugh, smile, think, or feel. I've had to skip the occasional day, but that's still something like 450 posts over close to a decade.

It's been fun, scouring the 'Net for pictures that I think would be good to include. Many sites, I check regularly, knowing they are good sources. I've had many a shot sent to me by loyal readers and friends. I know of people that have given up on LJ, but who check back each week for the Friday Pix, and that makes me feel pretty good. I'm glad to have provided amusement for people this way. However, I've noticed that the Friday Pix is starting to become more and more work. It's not the pic-finding, it's just the time. My life is in a different place, and I just don't have nearly as much time to find those pics much less to get them arranged, re-sized, and posted. I've thought about this for a while, and it's time to shut the doors on this one.

I hope I've helped many a weekend get started on the right note, and I want to give thanks to all those that have enjoyed the posts over the years. Comments and "likes" have kept me doing it for this long, and it makes me happy to know the effort has been enjoyed. If someone else wants to take up the torch, please do.

Thanks for watching, reading, and enjoying The Friday Pix, friends. It's been a swell ride.
The Green Fairy: Flower Fairyabsinthecity on November 9th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
I've really enjoyed them - loved the fact you kept it open access so I could share them around the office, too. Thanks for all the LOLs xx
air_n_darknessair_n_darkness on November 9th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU! I remember when you started the Pix, and I've always marveled at the amount of work you must have put into them each week. It's been a blast, and trust me, I've many a pic saved to my computer from those fabulous posts.

sassy_54sassy_54 on November 9th, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the selfless act of helping people start their weekend on a positive note for so long! You are kind-hearted person and I am glad that I was able to become friends with you because a friend sent me a link once years ago. :)
Μαχομαιmaxomai on November 9th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Much appreciated, F. Thanks for the years of pics!
kirkjerkkirkjerk on November 9th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
awww, i'll miss them!
rivqahrivqah on November 9th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the pix! I'll definitely miss them.
Ursula Messerschmitt: Meadsnobahr on November 9th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
My life is in a point where I might be able to pick up that torch... I'll think about that more today, while I'm out with the fambly.
Staxstaxxy on November 9th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm...
while I am not really in a place I can pick up the torch, I will be happy to help you with locating pics for coming weeks. I might even take one or two that would be usable. ;)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Taking Notesarchmage on November 10th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
Re: Hmmm...
I'm toying with the idea of opening a new Tumblr and just posting as i find pix, instead of the once-weekly lump post. It'd give me the pic-posting outlet without the chore of doing a huge thing every Friday. Thoughts?
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on November 9th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
thank you sir!
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on November 10th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
Bummer. I get it though. Thank you for doing it. I came to the show late, but enjoyed it.
UnRepentant, The Former Cranky UnDead Bastardunrepentant on November 10th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
You fought the good fight and kept The Friday Pix going for years and I thank you for that, man. Wonderful stuff. I know they kept a lot of people entertained.

Rest in peace, Pix. You were the best, the cutest and prettiest of all of us.
Kesper Northkespernorth on November 10th, 2012 08:44 am (UTC)
End of an era. I never missed a week, Frank. Thank you.
Baracus Naturalmadeofmeat on November 11th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the fun...
bobaFEMMEdeadbeatmagnet on November 13th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Casey the Gnomeandrogenie on November 14th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
Thank you for doing this (it's the reason I found your LJ!!).
Kellykwsapphire on November 24th, 2012 06:25 pm (UTC)
It's been a lot of fun, but of course I totally understand where you're coming from. Thanks for all your work and keeping us entertained for so long!
Janineshadow_janine on March 13th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Missing Friday pix thanks for doing it for so long